Hey, how has everyone been sleeping? Have you had any difficulty sleeping or do you have any tips for getting a good nights sleep with a stoma?
There's a night bag stand called the Ugo Stand with Dignity which is good for overnight drainage (in link below). Keeps things more hygienic by stopping the bag tap touching the floor.
An interesting subject …
As an Ileostomist, I cannot remember the last time in almost 11 years (since my stoma was born) that I actually slept through the night.
If I lay on my right side, I end up rolling onto the bag (not a good idea!), and it I lay on my left, the bag hangs over and starts to get uncomfortable.
I suppose I could try sleeping whilst standing up, but I’d rather use the bed (!), but having never found a happy medium, I’d be interested to see how others in my situation cope.
I've had my ileo for 3 years. I try falling askeep on my left side sitting up against 3 pillows. I usually wake up every 3 to 4 hours on my back. That can cause pooling and a leak. That happened 2 mornings ago and luckily it just was at the escaping the barrier stage, so it didn't soil the sheets... 4 hours is the longest I've gone even using the gel packets
I use a urinary bag that attaches by a long tube to my attached ileo bag it holds about 4000ml of urine only way to get a full sleep cost about $20